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How High Does PSA have to be for a Biopsy?



How high does a PSA have to be to justify a biopsy?


If the PSA is greater than 4.0, most urologists will recommend a biopsy. Occasionally, if there is a rapid change (for instance a doubling within a year), many will also recommend a biopsy even though the value may be less than 4.0. I hope this answers your question.

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Martin I Resnick, MD Martin I Resnick, MD
Formerly, Professor of Urology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University